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The Never-Ending Story

March 31, 2010

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SCO Group’s assault on (among many things) the Linux kernel, has officially been put out of its long-standing misery. SCO does not own the Unix copyrights that it alleged, without any base, were infringed by Linux; most observers have already long since known this. As I learn this, I realise now that have been laughing […]

The Penguin and the Gnu

January 21, 2010

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Another episode of Computer FLOSS, a YouTube series aimed at educating about FLOSS. This episode is about two flagships of the FLOSS movement (GNU and Linux), how they came to be and how they relate. The Penguin and the Gnu Yes, all right. No series about free and open source software would be complete without […]

The Six-Way Epic: Digging Further into FLOSS Repositories

September 1, 2009

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Not too long ago, I announced the publishing of my first journal article co-authored with Andrea Capiluppi and Cornelia Boldyreff. My mother was very proud — even if she did not understand a single word of it. I will give a brief summary of the article in this post, and if I succeed in whetting […]

A Review of "Inside the Anthill: Open Source Means Business"

June 3, 2009

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A recent radio broadcast on BBC Radio 4 (your grandmother’s favourite radio station) entitled “Inside the Anthill: Open Source Means Business” was advertised as “Gerry Northam goes behind the scenes to investigate ‘open source’ computer software“. (Spot the irony in going “behind the scenes” to investigate something that is done openly and transparently.) But let […]

Why I Like Linux (One Tiny Reason Further)

April 12, 2009

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I use the Linux operating system at my place of work (I’ll refrain from revealing the flavour, lest we descend into religious wars). Because we do not have servers to provide common data storage or processing power off-site, I leave my machine running constantly and it acts as a server so I may access my […]

Digital Archaeology

March 10, 2009

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Part of the use to which I’d like to put this blog is to disseminate information about research methods and tools. But before I start writing posts with involved details it’s probably prudent to present some sort of overview of the whole thing. Of course, there is no single method that is used by all […]